Russia strikes Ukraine’s Danube port
August 2, 2023 - A Russian drone strike targeted Ukraine’s main inland port across the Danube River from Romania, as Moscow intensifies efforts to block Ukrainian grain shipments.
Ukraine's defence ministry said a grain warehouse and a passenger building were damaged in the Danube port of Izmail in the Odesa region.
The attack against Ukraine's main inland port across the Danube River from Romania sent global food prices higher.
The Danube ports serve as the main route out of Ukraine for grain exports, since Russia pulled out of the UN-backed Black Sea deal that enabled both countries to export grain safely.